Debating

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Whether you’re for or against any given motion during a debate, these are some key things all debaters should keep in mind.
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(From left) Issac Lau, Rachel Law and Phoebe Yeung of Sha Tin Methodist College discusses their debate.
The landfills in Hong Kong are filling up fast, so two teams debate how to manage the city's growing waste problem
Youngsters should thank their parents for their care and support. As turning 18 means becoming an adult, some believe teenagers at this point should get a job to contribute to household spending.
The situation regarding the younger generation's poor performance in the workplace is becoming more serious. Some employers complain that young employees do not know how to dress professionally for different occasions, and they do not show respect and behave well towards elders.
The digital era has catapulted citizen journalism to the spotlight. More and more people are acting as journalists and using social networking sites, especially Twitter, to tell the public about current affairs.
Where do you get your news? In the age of technology, I'm sure most young people get it through the internet, maybe even through social networking sites.
Hong Kong needs a public healthcare system for animals because the cost of going to a vet is simply too high. A friend of mine who has a dog says it costs him HK$1,000 just for one check-up. That's more than it costs to see a doctor! 
(L-R) Michelle Wong, Elaine Ho, and Mary Lam of Queen Elizabeth School, and Ellery Gopaoco, Vennese Chan, and Charlotte Cheng of Diocesan Girls' School.
Diocesan Girls' School (DGS) defeated Queen Elizabeth School in the second round of the Hong Kong Secondary Schools Debating Competition opposing the motion: "The government should be more concerned about economic stability than universal suffrage."
Students hone their debating skills.
The CityU Discovery & Innovation Debating Challenge 2014 took place on November 22. The event attracted 18 secondary schools from across Hong Kong, with more than 200 students and teachers participating in an array of activities.
The winners with their trophy and medals.
Hong Kong is not an international city. More than 90 per cent of the population is Chinese, its culture isn't diverse enough, and its universities have too few international students.
The two teams (from left) Justin Leung, Alpha Wan, and Ryan Yeung, and Audrey, Kristy Leung and Natalie Wong.
Arguments in support of environmentally sensitive areas being added to country parks prove decisive in final of Hong Kong Secondary Schools Debating Competition